Guatemala Night Tours
Nighttime is the best time to see sea turtles coming ashore to lay their eggs on the beaches of Monterrico. You can also participate in programs that help get rehabilitated sea turtles back into the ocean. On land, you can find canopy tours of the jungle that take place in the night, allowing you to go on zip-line rides while you look for nocturnal animals.
Pacaya Volcano is one of Guatemala’s many active volcanoes – sometimes you might just see steam, while other days you might see lava spewing from the caldera. This overnight hike lets you watch the sunrise over the volcanoes. From the summit, you’ll have a tremendous view of the surroundings, including Acatenango Volcano and Fuego Volcano in the distance.
This 1-night, 2-day tour visits some of the best Mayan archeological sites in Guatemala and Honduras. Explore the temples, pyramids, and stelae at Copán and Quiriguá.
The landscape surrounding Tikal changes dramatically as the sun begins to set. This tours lets you see the beginnings of the evening creep in, as nocturnal animals begin their daily routines, between 6 and 8 pm. Best of all, the angle of the setting sun illuminates parts of the canopy that you can’t fully appreciate during full daylight.
This Nighttime Tarzan Tour offers an exhilarating exploration of the jungle at night. Ixpanpajul Natural Park is just outside of Flores and Santa Elena. It covers 3.5 square miles of thick, subtropical rainforest.
On this horseback ride, you’ll take 2.5 to 3-hour sunset tour of the scenery surrounding Lake Atitlán. This area is studded with volcanoes.
Take this tour to see Tikal at one of the busiest times of day — early in the morning. You’ll leave for your tour before the sun comes up, and then watch the jungle wake up from the top of one of the site’s temples. Bring a flashlight so you can see the nocturnal animals when you first arrive in the jungle. This time of day comes with another advantage, as the site has fewer visitors at this time of day.
Sea turtles regularly nest on the beach at Monterrico. During this night tour you'll see turtles nesting or watch them being released.
Get ready to camp in the cloud forests above Finca Filadelfia on this overnight tour. Tour participants will camp in a beautiful forested area and enjoy a campfire, story telling, hiking, and other activities.
Get ready to spot some colorful birds during this full-day bird watching tour in Antigua. The tour explores the El Pilar Nature Reserve, which is set just 2 miles from Antigua’s central park.
Fincal El Pilar’s gardens hum with the tiny, whirring wings of its resident hummingbirds. This farm does not produce agriculture, but rather exists to help conserve some of the rare and endangered species of plants and animals in Antigua.
On the first day of your journey, you’ll start your exploration of the area’s wildlife on a trail through the jungle of the Tikal National Park. Eventually you will come to a clearing, scattered with the stony ruins of Mayan temples and palaces. You have arrived at Tikal, home to one of the most prominent dynasties during the Mayan classic period. OPTIONAL only Professional Bird guide, lunch ,entrance fee to site.
Guatemala’s Pacific Coast has healthy populations of enormous fish, and this tour allows you to catch some of the most impressive species. This tour is also an excellent opportunity to see sea turtles, dolphins, and the occasional whale.
The San Pedro Volcano was declared a national park in 2006. The volcano is covered with tropical forests and takes about 4–5 hours to reach the summit along a well-maintained trail.
This tour includes a visit to indigenous villages and a soak in hot springs. As such, it's a nice mixture of cultural exploration and leisure activities.
The Pacaya Volcano is one of the most active volcanoes in Guatemala. During this tour, you’ll hike up the volcano and enjoy incredible views of both the volcano and the surrounding area.
This tour brings travelers to the Postclassic Mayan site of Iximché. Iximché was once a Kaqchikel capital and today it’s still used in many Mayan ceremonies.
This tour explores the Mayan ruins of Iximché and a few surrounding towns in the area.
This hike through the tree canopy of the Atitlan Reserve will give you a bird’s eye view of an exciting environment. Atitlan Reserve is shaped by the three volcanoes that surround Lake Atitlan. Pristine Lake Atitlan and the surrounding grounds of the reserve offer more natural beauty than you can capture with a few snapshots. To get the most out of this scenery, get a view from the top.
Fill your head with new recipes and your belly with a delicious, 5-course meal. These recipes aren’t haute cuisine, but a look at what Guatemalan families actually eat on an everyday basis, dishes that you’ll want to recreate in your own home. This includes one of the staples of Guatemalan cuisine – hearty, delicious tortillas.
Yaxhá is the third largest Mayan site in Guatemala, but due to its seclusion, it tends to lack large crowds. Enjoy a visit to Yaxhá during this one-day tour.